RE: Big Science Needs Your Idle Cycles **SETI UPDATE**

Robert A. Hayden (hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 22:39:14 -0500 (CDT)


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On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, Michael R. McClelland wrote:

> Does this make anyone happier? From my limited knowledge of programming
> I'd suspect the math could be further optimized using 'gulp' assembler. I
> never had the patience for low level programming. This is all still in
> early stages from the looks of it and that makes it even more interesting.
> I'm keeping the rc5 running but when SETI launches, I'm there dude.

Yea, I agree. These key-cracking endevours are all swell and fine. The
political implications of cracking DES are interesting (wish the new
reports spun a little better, though). However, I think there would be a
lot more interest in these internet-wide endevours if there was some kind
of more practical goal. Contributing spare cycles to a SETI project or
whatever kind of distributed project could be come up with would be much
more better.

Give us something more to do than just scare politicos. They just don't
give a crap. Besides, they'll eventually make it illegal to attempt to
crack a key. 20 years to life. Do more than 10 keyblocks, it's a RICO
charge. *rolls eyes*

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